So that’s a wrap of London & New York fashion week which included stunning shows from Marc Jacobs and Alexander Wang to Julien MacDonald and Versace.
Diversity and representation was again one of the main focuses this year on the catwalk with Winnie Harlow modelling for Julien MacDonald and model and disability campaigner Kelly Knox modelling for Teatum Jones. However despite shows running smoothly, Burberry were caught up in a mishap with some anti-fur protesters, the protesters who lined up outside the Old House venue heckled the likes of Stormzy, Anna Wintour and Kate Moss, this led to the show being delayed by 15 minutes.
Despite a slight delay, it was one of the best fashion weeks yet and here are some of the looks from our favourite shows:
New York Fashion week:
Alexander Wang’s #WANGFEST tour bus visited five street catwalk venues around NYC, delivering the models to the runway. The beauty was kept natural so the garments took centre stage mixing from silk like dresses to suit wear.
Marc Jacobs is an American fashion designer, he is the head designer of Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs. The inspiration for this show was “The reimagining of seasons past somewhere beyond the urban landscape of New York City” and recalling a time in fashion when inspiration was less limited.
FENTY X PUMA SPRING/SUMMER 2018
Rihanna’s collaboration with Puma has shown how streetwear should be executed. Streetwear is known as a “boys club” with limited pieces available to women, however Riri has blessed us with this collection and showed that women streetwear can rule the runway. RiRi went beyond just adjusting some menswear pieces for the female body, she tailored the garments to show her personal style and her raw talent for fashion.
London Fashion Week:
Armani’s catwalk took us back to our childhood days running along beaches, finding shells in little rock pools. Covered in small child like cartoons of crustaceans, waves and pink perspex shell shaped satchels it created an innocent atmosphere within the showroom. The collection eventually moved away from the ocean waves and on to the boat deck with the signature tailored suits in white, baby blue and pink with a small stripe.
JULIEN MACDONALD SPRING/SUMMER 2018
This collection showed Julien imagining a new world, he wanted to break away from the political woes of the world and imagine a new planet with a new breed of people. Garments laced with intricate embroidered detail, ornamental fringing and bugle beads, we know Julien is going in the right direction.
With Burberry bringing back their iconic print, Versace wanted to go further and create their own tartan. Opting for grey, red and yellow check, the pattern appeared on trousers, bomber jackets, sleeveless macs and bralets. Donatella’s runways were filled with the young creatives she thinks will make the difference in the years to come, these included Sarah Dahl, Felice Noordhoff and Adwoa Aboah.